Middle Eastern flavor in Russia
A residence with indoor pool and hammam
The assignment received requested a supply of marble, for the indoor pool and for the wellness areas, within a prestigious house near Moscow in Russia.
The designers presented us color drawings, illustrating the decorations and colors requested: thanks to this collaboration, the various marbles capable of achieving what was imagined, were proposed and selected.
The work done by mixing the various colors in the mosaics for the pool’s interior was also quite interesting: the designers wanted the color of the mosaic to become darker as the depth of the water gradually increased. Therefore, having chosen the 4 travertine tones, their shades darken as the depth changes.
For total body wellness, in addition to the swimming pool and surrounding areas, a hammam was created. The hammam is a practice that comes from afar, used in Middle Eastern countries and in the Greco-Roman world: also known as a Turkish bath, it is a purification and healing ritual performed within an environment saturated with water vapor that, settling on the skin, invites perspiration.
The ideal environment is therefore a space covered with natural materials, pleasing to the eye, and perhaps decorated with mosaics as seen in this project.
Pietre di Rapolano’s technicians created not only all the executive drawings of the various pieces and elements constituting the whole of the work, but their execution as well. The elements produced were then packaged and numbered according to the project plans, and supplied directly to the Moscow shipyard.
The materials chosen for the floors, walls, mosaic decoration, and special pieces, were Becagli Chiaro travertine, Becagli Scuro, Nero Marquinia and mosaics of different colors and patterns. In particular, in the pool’s interior mosaics, yellow and red travertine of Iranian origin was also used.